Wheels Down for the Lone Star Rink
Wheels Down... Opening the new rink took the support of the local hockey community, including the University of North Texas hockey team and parents of childrenís league players.
But Lone Star isnít just for people who already play hockey.
In an effort to introduce others to the sport, owners Tim and Melinda Mangrum established the Lone Star League, a nonprofit group offering scholarships to children who otherwise couldnít afford to play. The group accepts money and equipment donations.
Five children have already been awarded scholarships. Melinda Mangrum said the group ó whose five-member board includes parents and Haslam, the UNT team captain ó hopes to be able to sponsor 30 children.
A portion of the rinkís profits also goes into the nonprofitís coffers.
New facility rolls out the red carpet for hockey fanatics young and old
March 26, 2011
By Rachel Mehlhaff
Lone Star Indoor Sports Center
1800 Shady Oaks Dr
Denton, TX 76205